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Brazos Bend State Park, Needville

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  • My husband and I went to the park New Year's Day and the temperature was in the 70s. Must have been perfect alligator viewing weather because they were everywhere! I was a little scared at first. We h...  more »
  • Husband and I came out to relax and enjoy nature. There were lots of ducks and other water birds. We saw one alligator, but it really isn't the time of year to see many. 
  • Beautiful marshland with more alligators than you can wave a stick at. Word of advice, come on a warm day when the alligators are out and about on the trails. On a warm summer day, you'll see dozens o...  more »
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  • Such a great destination just an hour away from Houston. We camped overnight in tents at the primitive campsites and had a wonderful time. Yes, there were mosquitos, but with some Citronella and bug spray, they were no longer an issue. Bathroom and shower facilities were fine and actually pretty clean (I've seen much worse in state parks). Over the weekend, the soap dispenser was out by Saturday afternoon, but you should be bringing your own soap anyway. Plenty of wildlife to be seen - even in the fall: deer, alligators, egrets, turtles, dragonflies, armadillos, squirrels, buzzards, crows, owls and coyotes. Bonus: The George Observatory is well worth the visit if you're going to be there overnight on a weekend. Three big telescopes to check out the moon, Mars or even Saturn. We were there on a pair of cloudy nights, so we were able to see the moon, but not much more than that. Bottom line: Great place for a day trip from Houston with the kiddos, and an even better place to camp for the weekend - they have RV hook-ups, too.
  • A great network of trails make this park worth visiting. Most of the trails are flat gravel or dirt tracks but there are several lakes and a creek that provide diversity. It is possible to walk 10 miles or ride a bike 20 miles without looping over the same trail twice. The most common wildlife are wading birds and alligators. Neotropical migrants occur but are not as common. I have seen multiple warbler species in a single tree but rarely -- and only during Spring migration in mid April. There are also deer and feral hogs present. Overall a very user friendly state park.
  • Lots of trails with multiple different terrains to enjoy. Biking or walking on most of the trails. We've been going here for years and still have yet to do everything this park has to offer. Seeing alligators is always a treat and the staff are friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and clean even for a public park.
  • I remember coming here on field trips as a child. I always loved going to see the wildlife and the alligators. I recently visited Brazos Bend to take my daughter to the George Observatory. She was only 3 at the time, but she loved it. She loved being able to see the millions of stars with her bare eyes, and loved being able to see the planets through the telescopes. Now, she's always identify Orion's belt every chance she gets. The park is fun and a learning experience at the same time.
  • Beautiful park! Main draw is to see alligators in the wild. You have to time it just right though, they will only be out if the weather is perfectly temperate and sunny. The nature center has small ones you can pet though